Personality and Memory in Old Age

Meier, B.; Perrig-Chiello, P.; Perrig, Walter J. (2002). Personality and Memory in Old Age. Aging, neuropsychology and cognition, 9(2), pp. 135-144. Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis Group 10.1076/anec.9.2.135.9544

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We examined the impact of personality on episodic memory performance in a sample of 287 healthy adults aged 68-95 years. Extraversion and neuroticism were assessed with a standardized personality inventory. Episodic memory was assessed with an everyday task. Results from regression analyses controlling for the effects of age, gender, and education show that higher extraversion and lower neuroticism are associated with higher episodic memory performance. In addition, the strength of the correlations between neuroticism and episodic memory declined with increasing age in a male sub-sample, revealing an interaction between age and neuroticism.

Item Type: Journal Article (Original Article)
Division/Institute: 07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Experimental Psychology and Neuropsychology
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Developmental Psychology
UniBE Contributor: Meier, Beat; Perrig-Chiello, Pasqualina and Perrig, Walter
Subjects: 100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
ISSN: 1382-5585
Publisher: Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis Group
Language: English
Submitter: Anna Maria Ruprecht
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2014 11:22
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2014 11:22
Publisher DOI: 10.1076/anec.9.2.135.9544
URI: http://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/53152

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